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November 8th, 2012

Cameron Mock Election2

November 8, 2012

Kristen Seaton & Amber Battice were polling place workers in the mock election.

Cameron Mock Election

November 8, 2012

First-graders show their voter IDs (lunch cards) - Ruby Billy, Kristin Barnes, Jrodyn Cobb.

November 7th

Cause of death in missing Pocola woman unknown

November 7, 2012

The family of Ruby Poole,74, of Pocola, whose body was discovered Saturday, will most likely never know how she died.
The Pocola Police Department has confirmed the Oklahoma State Medical Examiners Office was unable to determine the cause of death for Ruby Poole, 74, of Pocola.
Poole was reported missing Oct. 18. Poole was last seen the night before walking in the area of North Gray Street and Choctaw Road.
Her body was discovered near the Wells Creek Bridge on Oklahoma Highway 112 by a pedestrian.

Area man injured in accident

November 7, 2012

A Heavener man is listed in stable condition at an area hospital following a Tuesday night accident.
According to the accident report completed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Buddy Vaughn, 28, of Heavener, was traveling north on Oklahoma Highway 112 one mile north of Poteau Tuesday night when the accident occurred.
The report shows Sophia Pearson, 47, of Poteau, was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer on a private driveway. She pulled onto the highway and struck Vaugn who was driving a 2003 Honda motorcycle.

November 6th

UPDATED: Election results as of midnight

November 6, 2012

How LeFlore County is voting:

Unofficial election results

President
Barack Obama 4,652
Mitt Romney 11,164

U.S. House Dist. 2
Rob Wallace 6,423
Markwayne Mullin 6,918
Michael G. Fulks 697

Absentee and early voting
And 15 of 15 precincts
State Senate Dist. 5
Jerry Ellis 2,221
Howard Houchen 1,573

Absentee and early voting
And 18 of 21 precincts
State House Dist. 3
James Lockhart 7,006
Roger Mattox 4,712

Absentee and early voting
And 34 of 37 precincts
Sheriff
Rob Seale 10,329
Billy Shropshire 5,337

Absentee and early voting
And 13 of 13 precincts

Obama wins ... no wait, Romney wins

November 6, 2012

If Poteau pre-K students swayed the election, President Obama would be in office another four years.
Ms. Skinner's pre-k class held a mock election Tuesday, with President Obama winning 15 votes to 4.
But ... if the second grade students at Poteau Primary School spoke for the country, Mitt Romney would become the next president of the United States. 
All second grade students voted in their own mock election Tuesday. 
In the past week students have been learning about the election process and what it means to vote. 

Voter turnout strong in county

November 6, 2012

Voter turnout in LeFlore County for the General Election appeared to be "pretty heavy," county Election Board spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.
No problems were reported at any of the county's polling places.
Approximately 1,740 people cast in-person absentee ballots at the Election Board on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Almost 500 absentee ballots were cast by mail, the spokesperson said.

November 5th

Share your favorite holiday recipes!

November 5, 2012

It's time for our annual Holiday Recipe edition. Have you got a favorite holiday recipe? Share it with the PDN readers. Submit recipes by e-mail to editor@poteaudailynews.com. Deadline to submit a recipe is Nov. 12.

Early voters keep election board staff hopping

November 5, 2012

Voters were greeted by LeFlore County Election Board Secretary Phillip Zearley Monday as they submitted their voter identification card or Oklahoma driver's license so they could cast their early vote in Tuesday's General Election.
According to Zearley, this years turn-out has been the largest he has seen in years.

Missing Pocola woman's body found near bridge

November 5, 2012

Pocola Police have confirmed the body of Pocola missing woman Ruby Poole, 74, was found Saturday.
According to Pocola Chief of Police Steve Howard, Poole's body was found near Wells Creek Bridge on State Highway 112.
Howard said there doesn't appear to be any foul play involved in Poole's death but her body has been sent to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Officer to determine the official cause of death.

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